Higher Education

Mastering Mathematics: How to Be a Great Math Student, 3rd Edition

  • Richard Manning Smith Bryant College
  • ISBN-10: 0534349471  |  ISBN-13: 9780534349479
  • 215 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1994, 1991
  • © 1998 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.25

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Overview

Provides solid tips for every stage of study, stressing the importance of a positive attitude.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor / Introduction to the Student / How to Evaluate How Well You Study in Math Courses
PART I: MAKE A FRESH START
1. How to Have the Right Attitude in Math Courses
PART II: MAKE SUCCESSFUL COURSE PREPARATION YOUR CONSISTENT ROUTINE
2. How to Begin Before Your Math Course Starts
3. How to Master the Course Using Four Major Steps
4. How to Use Class Time Effectively
5. How to Use Your Time Between Classes--Notes and Textbook
6. How to Use Your Time Between Classes--Homework and Beyond
PART III: MAKE PREPARING FOR TESTS A SURE THING
7. How to Aim for Perfection in Your Test Preparation
8. How to Make a List of Topics That Might Be Covered on the Test
9. How to Master Each Topic
10. How to Be a Perfectionist When Preparing for a Test
11. How to Take a Math Test
PART IV: MAKE USE OF THESE ADDITIONAL STUDY TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR GRADE
12. How to Cope with a "Difficult" Teacher
13. How to Go the Extra Mile In Your Course Preparation
Conclusion / Appendix A: Study Habits Improvement Check /Appendix B: Recommended Books for Students

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The sentences are clear, short, and concise. The text gives excellent advice and does it in a manner that uplifts a student's desire to use these methods. It does not talk down to the student. I have had many students comment on how well they like the text and how it has improved their study habits. . . . The major strength of the text is that it gives sound advice on how to overcome all of the problems students have when taking a math class."

— Chris R. Siragusa, Cypress College

"The goal of my 25-year teaching career has been to give students the self-confidence and the concrete skills to succeed in math classes. They need to be taught how to learn math as well as to learn the content of math. I will definitely use Mastering Mathematics again."

— Pamela Cohen, New Hampshire College

"I feel the majority of the students we see in developmental courses just don't know how to succeed in math and many feel that they never will. A book like this can be the help students need to turn their failure around."

— Janet Evert, Erie Community College